Inevitable Discomfort

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While growing up I often heard vague advice on avoiding hot-topics like religion and politics in discussions with people I don’t know very well. Like sex, religion and politics are personal and often only on the block with well-known intimates, not in daily interactions. No longer. What was once private is now exposed. Social media has removed the veil. You know exactly where one stands most of the time. There are still a handful of people with enough social grace to never participate or only offer as much as a food pic on Instagram or a family photo on Facebook. Few still leave all political viewpoints for sharing with their bed partner. On the flip-side, some specifically open social media accounts … Read More

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4/20

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This date is synonymous with marijuana usage. I have found that the usage also personifies complacency. Frankly, it makes one give less of a fuck. This is good and bad. Some people really need to freakin relax, like war veterans (research Maps.org) BUT some people need to give more shits about the direction their life is (not) going and get off the damn couch. Stop smoking bud.  I smoked A LOT of pot in high school. Me and a girlfriend could get through an entire 1/2 ounce in a weekend. That’s quite a bit if you don’t know. I would take a bong hit before school, during lunch when i drove off campus, and then again after school before a … Read More

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2016 Politics and The Law of Attraction

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I know some of you cringe just seeing that phrase. Donald Trump is not the cause, he is the result. He is not the problem, he is the symptom. There is a very interesting dichotomy occurring: you speak with people intimately and they’re ‘no way, no how, not voting for that man!’ Yet he draws crowds and the voting numbers prove otherwise. Somebody’s lying. Regarding the Law of Attraction: First observation, he is repetitive and forceful in his personal beliefs of himself and what he can do (or not logistically) for the United States. One can argue his popularity has solely grown as a bi-product of  the attention media has given him. The mainstream media (MSM) long ago became info-tainment, … Read More

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Washington, DC

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It was cold and cloudy mostly. I am not much into taking pictures or congregating with tourist anywhere, anytime. But here are a few. I’ve done various parts of the Smithsonian so I opted to just visit where I could find a parking place. Thus, the African Art museum. The theme was woman and the gift shop happened to find me with my favorite purchases. The majority of the items within The National Archives are stored underground in fireproof vaults. The most important American documents are on display: Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights. No pictures allowed. The biggest part of the tour is a very interactive timeline of history covering the basics: immigration, racism, woman’s rights The Library of … Read More

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Leaves of Grass

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Leaves of grass: Individual pieces yet also a part of the bigger picture. Individual politics, yet a part of the same consequence. Individual perspectives, yet sharing the same space and time. I’ve been reflecting on how the quantity of writing I do is not fairly balanced with how much I share, as far as the music goes. I have come to terms with the financial impracticalities of producing all the songs. So, over the last month I’ve been separating the prose into two categories: poems or music. Expressing the poetry is a free outlet, whether in front of a crowd or on my music site. I have added a link on my music site to Poems and will be posting … Read More

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